Chad Jayson Bowes (born 19 October 1992 at Benoni, Gauteng, Transvaal in South Africa) is a South African cricketer who captained the South Africa Under-19 cricket team and played for the domestic side KwaZulu-Natal. In October 2015 Chad joined the Sydenham Cricket Club in Christchurch, New Zealand, who are coached by former Black Cap Chris Harris.
|Full name||Chad Jayson Bowes|
|Born||19 October 1992|
Benoni, Gauteng, Transvaal, South Africa
|Role||Batsman, South Africa Under-19 cricket team captain|
|Domestic team information|
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 26 November 2016
2012 Under-19 Cricket World CupEdit
After getting the chance to lead the Under-19 cricket team of South Africa in 2012 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, he scored 115 runs off 115 balls against Namibia while building a 212 runs partnership with Quinton de Kock in the second group match. The team won by a massive 209 runs. They also won the 3rd match against Sri Lanka by 4 wickets. Bowes scored 46 runs off 51 balls in the match. They progressed to the knock-out stage as group champions and beat England there by 103 runs to reach the semis. Bowes scored 46 runs off 54 balls in the match. Despite their good form throughout the tournament, they lost to Australia in the first semi-final by 4 wickets. Coming to bat first, South Africa faced an early breakdown. But then Bowes and Murray Coetzee built the innings to take the team to 191/8 in 50 overs. But it wasn't enough as the Aussies beat them in the penultimate over chasing down the target successfully. Bowes scored 46 off 104 balls in the match. In the 3rd place match of the under-19 world cup against New Zealand, they dismissed the Kiwis for less than 90 and won by 8 wickets to become the 3rd placed team in the tournament. Bowes was among the leading run-getters of the tournament.
Frustrated by South Africa's domestic quota system, in October 2015 Bowes moved to Christchurch, New Zealand. Bowes' agent Patrick Steytler and Stephen Fleming facilitated his move to the Sydenham Cricket Club. His dream is to play for the New Zealand cricket team, following in the footsteps of compatriots Grant Elliott, Neil Wagner and Kruger van Wyk. He made his debut for Canterbury in February 2016 against Central Districts. In November 2016 he scored his maiden century for Sydenham and followed that up with his maiden century for Canterbury a week later.
He was the leading run-scorer in the 2017–18 Plunket Shield season for Canterbury, with 570 runs in ten matches. In June 2018, he was awarded a contract with Canterbury for the 2018–19 season. He was also the leading run-scorer for Canterbury in the 2018–19 Ford Trophy, with 414 runs in nine matches, and in the 2018–19 Super Smash, with 276 runs in ten matches.
- Cricket archive of Chad Bowes, retrieved 26 August 2012
- Chad Bowes Profile, retrieved 26 August 2012
- "Sydenham recruits ex-South African Under 19 Captain". Sydenham Cricket Club, Christchurch, New Zealand. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
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- Bowes with the coach, retrieved 26 August 2012
- Bowes scoring 115 against Namibia U-19, 14 August 2012, retrieved 26 August 2012
- South Africa U-19 vs Sri Lanka U-19, 15 August 2012, retrieved 26 August 2012
- South Africa U-19 vs England U-19, 19 August 2012, retrieved 26 August 2012
- U-19 Semi-final 2012, 21 August 2012, retrieved 26 August 2012
- U-19 3rd place match 2012, 25 August 2012, retrieved 26 August 2012
- BOWES Hits Maiden Century for Sydenham, 13 November 2016, retrieved 26 November 2016
- Chad Bowes scores ton to propel Canterbury into box seat against Auckland in Plunket Shield match, 24 November 2016, retrieved 26 November 2016
- "Plunket Shield, 2017/18 - Canterbury: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
- "Central Districts drop Jesse Ryder from contracts list". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
- "The Ford Trophy, 2018/19 - Canterbury: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 November 2018.
- "Super Smash, 2018/19 - Canterbury: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 February 2019.